Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Professor Eglantine advised Kaplan not to get over-heated: "you need to sublimate this excitement," she said, laughing, as Hyman asked: "overcome Euphoria?" using her name in a patently obvious way, "yes, that," she replied and standing, told Hyman and me that she was going to Edinburgh right then, to get the dating of the wax tablet started: "and keep him away from Emus, you know what happened to Rod Hull!" and left the pub; Kaplan looked mystified: "what's with the emus, already, from such a laureate, chastisement? d'ya think she thinks I'm a scripophilist? that I am only interested in the paper? ya gotta tell her I'm a Scriptophilist – I collect stage and movie scripts, for the Woids! – that's the only true currency, Teri," and calling to Rusty Nails, the Bar Manager to bring more Scotch, began to quiz me about Christiane Lauderdale and, more particularly, how Sam Smiles had been able to go to a specific Time and Place; yes, I told him about Little Levy Balquhidder's teddy bear and the direct link from it to a satchel belonging to someone in the Roman Camp, and Hyman suddenly beamed – what he called the Mister Parkhill, after his old English Teacher – and said: "we just gotta see this Little Levy guy, today, right now, immediately – is he Orthodox? Reform? Hasid or Ashkenazi? no matter, he can be a Good Samaritan, just lead the way Teri!" and hustled me out onto the pavement.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, January 26, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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